I told my readers to "Stay tuned" at the end of The Verge explains why most Americans support the EPA for Earth Day plus environmental policy for the eighth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News as "I'm not done with top environmental posts from last year. I expect to post one more installment in this retrospective series for an Earth Week Throwback Thursday." That's one more environmental retrospective in the series. I'll have more on other topics beginning tomorrow for a Flashback Friday.
Since the two most read environmental entries not directly about either climate or policy are about food and environmental impact and the more popular of the two is an episode of the Student Sustainability Video Festival series, I'm going to share another video from one of my students' presentations that shows and tells about the impact of food choices on the environment, ASAPScience asking What If The World Went Vegetarian?*
What if everyone became a vegetarian right now?On the whole, everyone becoming vegetarian would reduce their environmental impact, although it would come with economic and social costs and would not be all good for the environment. It also might be difficult for former meat eaters, as the companion video Becoming a Vegetarian for 21 Days shows.
We tried to become vegetarians ... FOR SCIENCE!I'm not surprised that the hosts found going vegetarian hard work, although that's not what deters me. I'm willing to make the effort for the planet. Instead, it's the carb-heavy easy way to implement it, which would be bad for my diabetes. Still, as long as I'm an ovolactarian, which they were, I'd be O.K. I would get enough animal protein without actually being directly responsible for having an animal killed for my diet and I would still reduce my environmental footprint.
Follow over the jump for the two top entries and how they got their page views.